A toothache is absolutely no fun, but with all the tooth decaying sugar in our everyday foods and drinks, we have to accept that they’re going to happen. Sigh.
First and foremost, if your tooth is aching regularly, it’s a sure sign that there’s something not great happening in your mouth. It’s best to make an appointment with the Brooklyn dentists at Modern Dentistry as soon as possible to see what is going on with your teeth. That is, if you’re close by.
In the meantime, here are five helpful, natural remedies to ease the pain until it’s time to go under the drill.
1) Salt water. No, that doesn’t mean cannonballing into the waters of your nearest beach, though that might serve as a fun distraction from the pain. Mix a large spoonful of salt into a glass of warm water, and then swish it around in your mouth. Repeat a few times. The salt will attack the ache.
2) Apple Cider Vinegar. Soak a cotton ball in this vinegar and place it next to the ailing tooth. You can also use regular household vinegar. If the thought of tasting vinegar for a long period of time gives you goose bumps, you can do the same thing with peppermint oil.
3) Ginger Root. Take a chunk of the root and chew it. Ginger really is a miracle root.
4) Baking Soda doesn’t just cure a stinky refrigerator. If you take a cotton swab and moisten in with water, then stick it in baking soda and apply it on the achy tooth, it should help ease the pain. You can also make a mouthwash with baking soda and get similar positive effects.
5) Squeeze a bit of fresh lie onto the affected tooth, or bite into it if you can handle it. The acidity in lime and lemon juice isn’t great for your tooth’s enamel, but every so often can help with pain because it counter attacks possible infections.
If none of these are working, and the pain is persisting, Modern Dentistry has an emergency dentist in Brooklyn available to help quickly. Contact us immediately to cure that nasty toothache!